Brattleboro Reformer: Slaughter rule: Farmers meet with legislators

04/01/2016 Full Press Release Farmers of all ages traveled to the Vermont State House Wednesday to participate in Small Farm Action Day, an event organized by grass-roots advocacy group Rural Vermont and co-hosted by the Vermont Young Farmers Coalition. Traveling from as far as Bennington and Caledonia counties, small-scale farmers spent the day away from Continue Reading

Burlington Free Press LTE: RAP rules hurt small farms

By WALTER JEFFRIES 3/18/2016 Full Letter to the Editor The proposed Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) rules in Vermont are going about it all wrong and will have many unintended consequences that are destructive to small farms and local agriculture without solving the water quality issues. It is fundamentally wrong to be changing the definition of Continue Reading

Civil Eats: How Carbon Farming Could Reverse Climate Change

Eric Toensmeier’s new book explores carbon sequestration through carbon farming as a way to cool a warming planet. By Vera Liang Chang on March 16, 2016 Full Article As the climate crisis heats up, agriculture is in the hot seat, not only as a contributor to climate change, but also as a potential solution. Eric Continue Reading

Rutland Herald LTE: Small farms need our support

By Kate Bowen Full Letter March 23,2016 To the editor: My name is Kate Bowen and my family owns a small diversified farm in Putney that sells meat, hay, sap, and forest products. Last month, I participated in Rural Vermont’s Small Farm Action Day at the Vermont statehouse and had the privilege to share our Continue Reading